Flight of Aghavni

a Topjian family traveling journey

Vessel Name: Aghavni
Vessel Make/Model: Oyster 485
Hailing Port: Easton, MD
Crew: We will write about the unique experiences of owning and operating a long distance sailing vessel, and sharing time with family in a meaningful environment of the splendor of God's creation.
About: Aghavni is an Armenian word meaning Dove, which for us has many special meanings.
Extra: It is the symbol of the Holy Spirit at Jesus’ baptism. It is the deliverer of new life promised to Noah after the flood. It is the name of our dear neighbor, Ms. Agnes Chapman, who passed away peacefully at age 97. And finally, the dove is a universal symbol of peace in a fallen world.
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Recent Blog Posts
21 April 2018

The Admirals

"Nuff said."

20 April 2018

Barnacle Buster

Fired up the Perkins engine and Northern Lights Generator today. Feels great to hear the lions roar after a long and seemingly endless winter!

18 April 2018

Teak is done

Thanks to the IBCDL, Teak Decks are done. 3 total coats. 2 costs of Semco (50% Natural and 50% Cleartone) and then one coat of Clearcoat sealant. Teak looks beautiful and beads up wonderfully when wet. Like anything on a boat, it's a labor of love. Should last a season and then we'll redo it in the fall. Thanks Steve!

17 April 2018

Yard Sale

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and YARD SALE!

15 April 2018

CELEBRATE

Congratulations to our kids who achieved the rank of Memory Master at our CC home school program. Way to go kiddos!

14 April 2018

MRYC

V and I had an invitation to speak at Miles River Yacht Club about some of the details and preparations for our upcoming trips. It was a great event and an encouraging time to chat with others about our love for sailing.

The Admirals

21 April 2018
"Nuff said."

Barnacle Buster

20 April 2018
Fired up the Perkins engine and Northern Lights Generator today. Feels great to hear the lions roar after a long and seemingly endless winter!

More Preventive Maintenance: spent today flushing the heat exchangers, oil coolers, imepellers, and misc engine parts with barnacle buster. Trying to keep the gunk from building up on the raw seawater cooling systems. The stuff works amazing and according to the company is 100% safe and non-toxic.

"The burning means it's working, son"

Teak is done

18 April 2018
Thanks to the IBCDL, Teak Decks are done. 3 total coats. 2 costs of Semco (50% Natural and 50% Cleartone) and then one coat of Clearcoat sealant. Teak looks beautiful and beads up wonderfully when wet. Like anything on a boat, it's a labor of love. Should last a season and then we'll redo it in the fall. Thanks Steve!

Yard Sale

17 April 2018
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and YARD SALE!

Getting rid of stuff and simplifing is one of my strengths. Possibly a spiritual gift.

Had a fun morning with the kids negotiating harder than us and mommabear squeezinf the neighbors for cash!

Well done team!

CELEBRATE

15 April 2018
Congratulations to our kids who achieved the rank of Memory Master at our CC home school program. Way to go kiddos!

Celebration time!

Trampoline Park and Ice Cream Party! A rare treat, outside of an ocean passage!

MRYC

14 April 2018
V and I had an invitation to speak at Miles River Yacht Club about some of the details and preparations for our upcoming trips. It was a great event and an encouraging time to chat with others about our love for sailing.

Here is a special photo with Ken, who is holding the cross in his pocket that our daughter gave him at church 3 years ago!
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